The Olu of Warri, Oba Tsola Emiko, the Ogiame Atuwatse III has denied donating the sum of N4 billion for the completion of the ongoing construction of Koko-Ogheye Road Project in Warri-North Council Area, Delta State, IgbereTV reports.
IgbereTV reports the Koko-Ogheye Road Project was awarded by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to Levant Construction Company.
However, the project, which was recently visited by the Olu of Warri, had been abandoned for years allegedly due to paucity of funds.
Following the visit, reports went round on the social media that the Olu donated N4 billion to complete road project.
In a statement on Saturday by Chief Clement Maleghemi, the Director, Palace Administration, the palace said the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III did not make any promise to contribute any amount to the Koko-Ogheye road project or any project during his visit.
The statement, titled, “Ògiame Atúwátse III – The Olú of Warri did not splash Billions of Naira on any Federal Road Project,” the Palace said: “As part of a familiarisation visit of Federal Government projects in the Warri Kingdom, Ogíame Atúwátse III, the Olú of Warri recently visited the Koko-Ogheye Road Project (amongst other projects) in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.
“During the site visit, Ògiame had open discussions with representatives of the contractor, Levant Construction Company, and all conversations were in the open and at no time did Ògiame make a promise or indicate he will contribute any amount to the Koko-Ogheye road project or any of such project.